The Lagos State Police Command has
arrested a married woman, Abidemi
Akintoye, and one of her lovers, identified
only as Fatai, over the injury inflicted on
Abidemi’s one-year-old son, Basheeru.
According to Police authorities, Abidemi, who is an
alleged nymphomaniac, had left her three children
at home to have s*x with Fatai in an uncompleted
building on Lamidi Ariyo Street, Okota, when
someone severed the little boy’s penis.
A policeman attached to the Okota Police Division
said, “Abidemi is a very loose woman. She sleeps
with many men in the area, including relatives,
despite the fact that she is married with three
“Abidemi sells onions and pepper and also sells
food for a living. We learnt that on March 23, 2014,
one Fatai, who is also Abidemi’s husband’s friend,
gave Abidemi’s husband, Ibrahim, N300 to give to
Abidemi to help him cook some food.
“Abidemi then sent someone to take the plate of
food to Fatai who lives a few houses away.
“In the evening, when Abidemi had put her
children to sleep, she went to Fatai’s house under
the pretext of going to collect her plate, but in the
process, they had a few rounds of s*x in an
uncompleted building. As that was happening,
someone entered into Abidemi’s house and cut off
her little son’s penis.”
It was learnt that Abidemi was arrested for
negligence, while Fatai was arrested for conspiracy.
“We know that neither Abidemi nor Fatai cut off
Basheeru’s penis, but we believe that Fatai, having
lured Abidemi away from her children, sent
someone to cut her son’s penis for ritual purpose.
Anyway, investigations are ongoing,” a police
Abidemi, while speaking amid tears, confessed
that she had a sexual problem.
She, however, said she had no hand in the case
and urged the police to let her go.
“When I returned from Fatai’s place, I saw
neighbours around my house. That was when I
discovered what had happened. I had no hand in
“I have disgraced myself, but it is not entirely my
fault. I lost my virginity at the age of 10 after an
okada rider (commercial motorcyclist) r***d me. I
have been loose since then. I got married to my
husband at the age of 16 and I am just 20-years-
old, but I have three children,” she said.
When asked if her husband was aware of her
philandering, she said he was not aware because
he hardly slept at home.
“My husband is a security guard and he works at a
hotel so he hardly sleeps at home. He hardly gives
me money. Even though my boyfriend, Fatai, is a
commercial tricyclist, he gives me N1, 000 or N1,
500 sometimes,” she said.
According to a neighbour, who said they were all
aware of Abidemi’s ways and were surprised that
her husband claimed not to be aware immediately
rushed the child to a nearby hospital when the
It was learnt that due to the severity of the injury,
Basheeru had been transferred to the Lagos
University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba.
“The child will undergo reconstructive surgery.
Fortunately, only half of the penis was cut off,” a
nurse in the emergency ward said.
Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, when
contacted, said the matter was under investigation
at the State Criminal Investigation Department,